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Topic: Fun New Intel Backdoor Exploit (Read 249 times)

  • Frenzie
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Fun New Intel Backdoor Exploit
My laptop is vulnarable.

https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00086&languageid=en-fr
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15742287

Intel managed to make PCs as safe as Android.

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Tool Started 21-11-2017 12:20:23
Name: [...]
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Model: UX305CA
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 CPU @ 0.90GHz
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Status: This system is vulnerable.
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  • krake
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Re: Fun New Intel Backdoor Exploit
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From the link you gave:
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... Mark Ermolov and Maxim Goryachy. Great work by them finding these vulnerabilities and disclosing them, these are the kind of vulnerabilities that the NSA would salivate over.
I don't think the author got it right. These are rather the kind of vulnerabilities that the NSA and Intel work out together.

BTW, the Intel ME issue isn't new.
Intel was therefore accused before for putting a backdoor in their chips.
Intel delivers the processors to manufacturers with the Intel ME turned off and the ability to permanently set changes at a later date.

This article: Intel x86 CPUs Come with a Secret Backdoor That Nobody Can Touch or Disable - is from June 2016.

The perfect backdoor, or the unremovable rootkit so to speak.